Sleigh Bells – Jessica Rabbit
Debut ‘Treats’ had the excessiveness you long for when you’re young and intense. The duo has been looking for the same thrills ever since, but they hardly succeed. On album four, Sleigh Bells’ big beats and bigger guitars still hurt as often as they please. Derek’s ridiculous riffs can be a distraction, so it’s a relief when they’re absent. Alexis more than ever shows she’s a pop singer – she’s got the voice, and her huge hooks are a match for the music.
Best song: I Can Only Stare